At eMerge Americas in Miami. This is the second outing of eMerg and my first time. Its exciting to be at an event that is driven by a founder who is passionate about the location and believes that Miami has a tech future.
Its competitive out there though. With Silicon Valley, MIT, New York, Austin and Denver all strong as tech towns. How will Miami position itself? Is it enough to be the stepping of point to Latin America? How will the port services be used and is an airport, freight and cruise platform the start for a tech community without a core technology education platform?
They do have one thing that puts them at the top table. Money. No doubt about it Miami has funds. The challenge is to harness the investment funds and set the community on its feet.